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Bug#593683: marked as done (linux-2.6 - images does not conflict with pre-policy versions of bootloaders)

Your message dated Sat, 18 Sep 2010 17:57:36 +0200
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has caused the Debian Bug report #593683,
regarding linux-2.6 - images does not conflict with pre-policy versions of bootloaders
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Package: linux-2.6
Version: 2.6.32-18
Severity: grave

The images have to conflict against versions of the bootloaders not
supporting installation on its own.


Violence in reality is quite different from theory.
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reopen 593683

On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 04:38:36PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-09-16 at 23:16 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > s390-tools, lilo, and elilo are the only bootloaders for which Breaks: were
> > added in the recent upload.  However, there are reports[1],[2] of serious
> > upgrade failures resulting from not upgrading grub before trying to upgrade
> > the kernel; and the grub in lenny definitely does not comply with the new
> > kernel hooks policy (/etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub only exists in
> > the squeeze versions).  Is this an oversight, or is there some other
> > explanation for why grub was being left in an inconsistent state for these
> > users?
> Official kernel packages have never invoked GRUB except by running hook
> commands.

Still they are incompatible. This is what breaks is for. Also the other
architectures are missing.

> I think the release notes should encourage people to update their boot
> loader first.

This is no replacement.


I'm a soldier, not a diplomat.  I can only tell the truth.
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